Kanpur – Lucknow Expressway – Information & Status Update

62.7 km Kanpur Lucknow Expressway (NE-6) by NHAI is an approved 6 lane access-controlled road with a route alignment connecting Shaheed Path in Lucknow with Azad Chauraha near Kanpur’s Ganga Bridge.

This mix of brownfield-upgrade and greenfield project’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) was prepared by Egis India Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd.

The expressway’s foundation stone was laid in March 2019 (again on January 5, 2022), and was notified as National Expressway 6 in the Gazette of India in December 2020.

PNC Infratech was awarded 2 contracts for its construction work in March 2022.

  • Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 4,700 crore
  • Project’s Total Length: 62.764 km
  • Lanes: 6 (expandable to 8)
  • Status: Contracts awarded ; Land Acquisition Underway
  • Deadline: December 2025
  • Owner: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
  • Project Model: Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC)


Lucknow – Kanpur Expressway will have 2 elevated portions between Amausi and Bani – from chainage 13.025 to 16.400 (3.375 km) and 18.480 to 27.620 (9.14 km). It will consist of 3 major bridges, 28 minor bridges, 38 underpasses and 6 flyovers.

Current Status

Land acquisition is in progress. PNC Infratech was awarded 2 contracts for its construction work in March 2022.

Route Map

The expressway will cut down travel time from two hours via the national highway NH-25 to 50 minutes.

Its route will pass through 11 villages in Lucknow District and 31 villages in Unnao District where a total of 460 hectares of land will be acquired. Some of those villages include Banthara, Bani, Datauli Kantha, Taura, Neorna, Amarsas and Rawal.

Kanpur – Lucknow Expressway’s official PDF route map showing its alignment can be viewed here. The expressway will be connected to Kanpur Outer Ring Road.

Tenders & Contractors

The project has been divided into 2 civil packages with a 2.5 year deadline.

Package & ChainageContractor / Status
Package 1: from Km 10.980 to Km 28.500 (Amausi to Bani)PNC Infratech
Package 2:  from Km 28.500 to Km 73.744 (Bani to Ata)PNC Infratech

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